COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 39

October 5, 2004

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Youth Leadership Initiative Mock Election Toolkit

 

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) is making available a package of information to support the nations largest secure on-line mock election. Your school can get involved by requesting the YLI Mock Election Toolkit and participating in the on-line election October 18-28, 2004.

The Mock Election Toolkit is available at http://www.youthleadership.net. On-line lesson plans on political ideology and Larry Sabatos up-to-the-minute campaign analysis are available at http://centerforpolitics.org/crystalball.

 

For further information contact YLI toll free at (866) 514-8389 or by e-mail at ylihelp@virginia.edu.

 

For additional information contact Betsy Barton (bbarton@mail.vak12ed.edu), history and social science specialist for elementary instruction, at (804) 225-3454.

 

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